‘ಇಜ್ಜೋಡು’: ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ

ದಿನಾಂಕ: ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 28 ಮತ್ತು 29-2010

ಸಮಯ: ಶನಿವಾರ ಹಾಗೂ ಭಾನುವಾರ ಸಂಜೆ 6.30

ಸ್ಥಳ : ಸುಚಿತ್ರ ಸಭಾಂಗಣ, ಬನಶಂಕರಿ 2ನೇ ಹಂತ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು

ನಿರ್ಮಾಣ: ರಿಲಯನ್ಸ್ ಬಿಗ್ ಪಿಕ್ಚರ್ಸ್
ನಿರ್ಮಾಣ: ಸುಧಾಂಶು ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿ
ಹಾಡುಗಳು: ಸುಧೀರ್ ಅತ್ತಾವರ್
ಸಂಗೀತ:ಮಣಿಕಾಂತ್ ಕದ್ರಿ
ಛಾಯಾಗ್ರಹಣ: ಜಿ.ಎಸ್. ಭಾಸ್ಕರ್
ಚಿತ್ರಕತೆ ಮತ್ತು ನಿರ್ದೇಶನ : ಎಂ.ಎಸ್.ಸತ್ಯು

ತಾರಾಗಣ
ಅನಿರುದ್ದ , ಮೀರಾ ಜಾಸ್ಮಿನ್, ಸತ್ಯ,ರಾಮಕೃಷ್ಣ , ಮೊದಲಾದವರು

‘ಇಜ್ಜೋಡು’ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ ಕಂಡ ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರೋತ್ಸವಗಳು
ಭಾರತೀಯ ಅಂತರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರೋತ್ಸವ -2009
ಅಹಮ್ಮದಬಾದ್ ಅಂತರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರೋತ್ಸವ -2009
ತ್ರಿಶೂರ್ ಅಂತರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರೋತ್ಸವ -2009
ಓಸಿಯಾನ್ ಅಂತರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರೋತ್ಸವ -2009

ಅಂತಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ನೀರಿನ ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರೋತ್ಸವ …

ಮುರಳಿ ಕಾಟಿ ಅವರ ಸಾಕ್ಷ್ಯ ಚಿತ್ರ  ಹರಿದ ನೆನಪುಗಳು ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ವಸಂತ ನಗರದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಅಲೆಯನ್ಸ್ ಪ್ರಾನ್ಸಿಸ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಅಂತಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ನೀರಿನ ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರೋತ್ಸವದ ಭಾಗವಾಗಿ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನಗೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತಿದೆ

3 ದಿನಗಳ ಕಾಲ ನಡೆಯುವ ಅಂತಾರಾಷ್ಟ್ರೀಯ ನೀರಿನ ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರೋತ್ಸವದ ವಿವರ ಇಂತಿದೆ

Alliance Francaise

Millers Tank Bund Rd, Vasanth Nagar
Bengaluru, Karnataka

Friday 27th August, 2010

10.30am

Grit (Australia/Brigid Burke/10min)

10.40am

Brooks Soak Country (Mer Rrkwer-akert)(Australia/Lisa Watts/24min)

11.05am

Slippery Slope (USA/Lisa Seidenberg/9min)

11.15am

TEA BREAK

11.30am

Addicted to Plastic (Canada/Ian Connacher/85min)

1.00pm

LUNCH BREAK

2.00pm

Karez in Kurdistan (The Netherlands-Iraq/Joshka Wessels/20min)

2.20pm

The Soul of Water (Sweden/Kurt Skoog/57min)

3.15pm

TEA BREAK

3.30pm

Laya Project (India/Harold Monfils/68min)

4.40pm

For Tomorrow (Nalegagi) (India/Praveen Malnad/13min)

(Director will be present for the screening)

5.00pm

Water and a City (India/Swati Dandekar/52min)

(Director will be present for the screening)

6.45pm

Invocation Film

Once Upon a River (India/Ajith Samuel & Narahari/9min)

Introduction by Film-makers

Inauguration of VOICES FROM THE WATERS 2010: 5th International Film Festival on Water by National award-winning actress Umashree.

Inauguration of WATER VOICES by H.A. Kishore Kumar, President, Malanadu Janapara Horatta Samithi

Inaugural Film

The Waters of Chenini (Le Acque di Chenini) (Italy/Tunisia/Elisa Mereghetti/15min)

Saturday 28th August, 2010

10.30am

Tranquil Streams (South Africa-India/ Ryan Beifus/5min)

10.35am

World of Water (Yaku Patsa) (Peru/Carlo Brescia/34min)

11.10am

Go with the Flow (The Netherlands/ Joshka Wessels/26min)

11.35am

TEA BREAK

11.50am

Flooded (Bulgaria/Maria Averina/20min)

12.10pm

Chronicle of a Death (India/Gautam Sen/3min)

12.15pm

Parobas- The Émigré (India/Sudipta Mukhopadhaya/41min)

1.00pm

LUNCH BREAK

2.00pm

Be Water, My Friend (Italy-Uzbekistan/Antonio Martino/14min)

2.15pm

Water (India/Films Division/19min)

2.35pm

Renukaji, In Delhi’s Taps (Renukaji Dilli Ke Nalon Mein) (India/Kurush Canteenwala/30min)

(Director will be present for the screenings)

3.15pm- 3.45pm

WATER VOICES: Mr. Hanumanthu & Mr. Hanumavva, Khyada Village, Badami

3.45pm

TEA BREAK

4.00pm

A Journey (India/R. Boopalam/5min)

(Director will be present at the screening)

4.10pm

Harida Nenapugalu (India/Murali Mohan Kati/30min)

(Director will be present for the screening)

5.00pm

Centipede Sun (France/Mihai Grecu/10min)

5.10pm

Journey with River Cauvery (India/ Bhavani G.S./12min)

(Director will be present for the screening)

Kere Stop (India/Bhavani G.S./4min)

(Director will be present for the screening)

5.40pm

Meltdown in Tibet (Canada-Tibet/Michael Buckley/12min)

6.00pm

TEA BREAK

6.15pm

Cattle Camp (Kyrgyzstan/Alijan Nasirov/28min)

6.45pm

The Damned Rain (Gabricha Paus) (India/Satish Manwar/95min)

Sunday 29th August, 2010

10.30am

Winds of Change (Badalti Fizayen) (India/Sunil Shukla/25min)

10.55am

UR (Basque Country/Heli Suarez & Mario Angulo/20min)

11.15am

When the World Sinks (Greece/Yorgos Averogoulos/52min)

11.15am

Melting Paradise (India/Ajay Bedi & Vijay Bedi/13min)

11.30am

TEA BREAK

11.45am

H2Oil (Canada/Shannon Walsh/77min)

1.00pm

LUNCH BREAK

2.00pm

Owners of the Water: Conflict & Collaboration Over Rivers (Brazil-Venezuela/Laura R. Graham, David Hernandez Palmar, Caimi Waiasse/34min)

2.35pm

Life for Sale (Greece/Yorgos Avgeropoulos/61min)

3.35pm

TEA BREAK

3.50pm

Goa Goa Gone (India/Kurush Canteenwala/25min)

(Director will be present for the screening)

4.30pm

WATER VOICES: C. Nataraj, Nagadala

5.00pm

Woman (Ikwe) (Canada/Caroline Monnet/ 5min)

5.05pm

Living on the Edge (India/Raseena Sherif & Anu Priya/15min)

(Director will be present for screening)

5.30pm

The Land of Vanishing Lakes (India/Ishani K. Dutta/20min)

5.50pm

TEA BREAK

6.00pm

CLOSING CEREMONY

6.15pm

The Voice of the Mapuche (La Voz Mapuche) (Chile-Argentina/ Pablo Fernandez & Andrea Henriquez/113min)

vidarbha farmers are unhappy with ‘PEEPLI’

ಸಾಂಗತ್ಯ: ಮತ್ತೊಂದು ಚಿತ್ರ ಶಿಬಿರ

ಸಿನಿಮಾ ರಸಗ್ರಹಣ ಶಿಬಿರ

ಕಾಡ ಬೆಳದಿಂಗಳು ಚಲನ ಚಿತ್ರ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ…

ದಿನಾಂಕ: ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 21 ಮತ್ತು 22-2010

ಸಮಯ: ಶನಿವಾರ ಹಾಗೂ ಭಾನುವಾರ ಸಂಜೆ 6.30

ಸ್ಥಳ : ಸುಚಿತ್ರ ಸಭಾಂಗಣ, ಬನಶಂಕರಿ 2ನೇ ಹಂತ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು

ನಿರ್ಮಾಪಕರು : ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಕಂಪನಿ
ನಿರ್ದೇಶನ : ಬಿ. ಎಸ್. ಲಿಂಗದೇವರು
ಛಾಯಾಗ್ರಹಣ : ಎಚ್. ಎಂ. ರಾಮಚಂದ್ರ
ಸಂಕಲನ  : ಅನಿಲ್ ನಾಯ್ಡು
ಸಂಗೀತ : ರಾಜೇಶ್ ರಾಮನಾಥನ್
ತಾರಾಗಣ : ಲೋಕನಾಥ್, ಎಚ್ ಜಿ ದತ್ತಾತ್ರೇಯ, ಅನನ್ಯ ಕಾಸರವಳ್ಳಿ, ಭಾರ್ಗವಿ ನಾರಾಯಣ್

ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿಗಳು

*ಅತ್ಯುತ್ತಮ ಪ್ರಾದೇಶಿಕ ಚಿತ್ರ – ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ೨೦೦೬

* ವಿಶೇಷ ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಪರಿಣಾಮ ಬೀರುವ ಚಿತ್ರ  ರಾಜ್ಯ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ೨೦೦೬-೨೦೦೭
ಚಿತ್ರೋತ್ಸವ

Genetic Engineering in food and farming- Film Fest

Festival of films on ‘Genetic Engineering in food and farming’ on June 11th and 12th, 2010 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Ashirvad, Bangalore.

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Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 2010

9 – 13 December, 2010,Kathmandu, Nepal

The annual and competitive Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) will be organised by Himal Association from 9 – 13 December, 2010. By screening some of the most recent and exciting films about mountain people, sports, environment, cultures and societies from various corners of the world KIMFF seeks to celebrate the complexity and diversity of mountain life.

KIMFF 2010 will reflect the parallel challenges of preserving cultural diversity and cultural identities and promoting intercultural dialogue. Simultaneously, the festival will celebrate the variety of life on earth by screening a section of films on safeguarding biodiversity.

We are, at the moment, soliciting entries for the festival, and we hope you can participate by sending relevant films you may have directed or produced in the last three years. We look forward to your involvement in KIMFF 2010.

The entry form and brochure download is available at www.kimff.org

Please visit us at www.kimff.org for more detail.

The submission deadline for the entries is August 15, 2010.

Interested filmmakers are requested to mark the following timeline:

January 1, 2007: Films made after this date are eligible

August 15, 2010: Late date for submission of entry

October 15, 2010: Final selection of entries

October 30, 2010: Last date for submission of final print

December 9 – 13, 2010: Holding of KIMFF 2010

For further information, please contact:

Festival Director

Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival

Himal Association

P.O. Box 166

Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur

Kathmandu, Nepal.

Interview with Rajesh Jala, Director of Children of the Pyre

https://i0.wp.com/dearcinema.com/sites/default/files/rajesh-jala.jpgChildren of the Pyre is a beautiful award winning documentary. Here is an interview with its director Rajesh Jala by Ameya Bahulekar and Pratik Singla in Mumbai.

“Children of the Pyre” has been one of the most successful Indian documentaries made recently. It has won awards for Best Documentary at various festivals including Montreal, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles, USA and Sao Paulo besides winning a special jury award at the national film awards of India. The film has been in the competition at Pusan, Leipzig, Munich, Warsaw and Mumbai (MIFF).

How did you start with ‘Children of the Pyre’ as a project?

I had this fascination for Banaras for ages and I wanted to make a film on Banaras but I didn’t know what. Three years back I visited the place to explore and find a subject. I stayed there for a month and one day I went to this cremation ground and I observed these kids. It was quite a revelation for me. I started following these kids and I thought this is the story I should do.

Since the location was religious and sensitive, what kind of difficulties did you face?

It was very difficult to shoot the film. There was a ‘three tier’ security there (barriers which I had to cross). The official permission was the first obstruction which was not easy to get. The second was the cremators’ community who were not comfortable with the idea of somebody shooting there for months at a stretch. A day of two may be tolerable but not more than that. So I tried to convince them of my intentions. I also got some kind of local support which highlighted the fact that I was really involved with the kids. After a while they did not bother me. The third hurdle was a group of local people (touts) who make their income by minting money from foreigners. There are hundreds of foreigners coming to this cremation ground everyday and they sit for hours there. There touts willingly or unwillingly give out information to them in exchange for money. So I was a big threat to them (with my camera), since what they were doing was illegal. So initially I was intimidated by them subtly and indirectly, but somehow over time we managed to handle them. But the most difficult part was actually being there at the cremation ground, mentally and physically because it is not very easy to be.

How did the relatives of the deceased react to the concept of shooting at that place?

I was asked many times by them to ‘shut up’ and ‘stop it’ and things like that. Then I would just pack my camera and leave because I couldn’t say anything to them. But many months later there were encouraging occasions when a relative protested and a cremator told him- “If you want to cremate the body, he has to shoot it. He is a part of our community and he has been here for months.” It occurred a couple of times.

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Filmshow – a tribute to V K Murthy

VIKALP BENGALURU

https://i0.wp.com/www.daijiworld.com/images1/phalke_012010-1.jpgPresents a tribute to legendary cinematographer V.K.MURTHY who has just returned home after receiving the Dada Saheb Phalke award for 2008.
on 27th March 2010
at Khincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan,
Race Course Road, Bangalore 560001

Programme:
3pm – Screening of Sri. V.K.MURTHY’s favourite work, Hindi feature film PYAASA (1957)
5.30pm – Coffee
6pm – Screening of a Curtain Raiser on Sri. V.K.Murthy. Directed by his student, renowned filmmaker Sri. Govind Nihalani.
This will be followed by an interaction with Sri. V.K.Murthy.
Cinematographer Sri. Navroze Contractor will welcome Sri. V.K. MURTHY.
Sri. Govind Nihalani and Smt. Uma Rao, author of Sri. V.K.MURTHY’s biography, ‘Bisilu Kolu’ will participate in the discussion.

About Sri V K Murthy
VK Murthy is best known for the magical B/W imagery he created in Guru Dutt’s films – Pyaasa (1957), Kagaz Ke Phool (1959), Sahib, Bibi aur Gulam (1962) and many others. Kagaz ke phool was India’s first cinemascope film, which won V K Murthy the Filmfare Best Cinematographer award. He also received the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Lifetime Achievement award in 2005.

ALL ARE WELCOME.
For more information, please contact: vikalpblr@gmail. com / 9845766808 / 9886340000

Prakash Raj’s “Naanu nanna kanasu”

Here is glimpse of national award winning actor prakash raj’s new kannada  movie ” Naanu nanna kanasu(me and my dreams)”. This movie also coproduced by Prakash rai,B Suresha and shailaja nag is a depiction of a father’s narration of his own coming-of-age, with the birth and growth of his daughter.

Workshop on Emerging Trends in Filmmaking

An opportunity for film enthusiasts to learn various aspects of film making from the Industry leaders…

Indian Institute of Technology, Madras Presents

“Emerging Trends in Filmmaking”

Inauguration : 5th May at 5pm Evening
Workshop Dates: 6-10 May

Workshop time: 9am-5pm
Total participants: 200+

CONCEPT
This is an Indo-Canadian Project related Workshop-cum- lectures on “Emerging Trends in Filmmaking” to be conducted at IIT Madras. The workshop is open to Indian students & professionals, along with Indian filmmakers and technical experts. It will also include selected IITM students and selected members from NGOs.
Visit the teaser blog: http://imagingcinem a.wordpress. com/

The confirmed speakers for the event & their topics include:

Mr. R. Balki (Director of Paa and Cheeni Kum; on Special effects in cinema)
Mr Alphonse Roy (Cinematographer; on Cinematography in Aamir)
Mr Sreekar Prasad (7 times National Award winning editor; On Principles of Editing)
Mr Nasser (actor; on Working with directors)
Mr Satish Kesetti (Telugu director; On New Age Director)
Mr Michael Filimowicz (Canadian expert in digital photography & interactive video)
Ms. Fowzia Fathima (Career opportunities for Women in Technical Fields in Films)
Mr. Abhishek Chaubey (Director of Ishqiya; on Choosing a location for filming )
Mr. Saurabh Shukla (actor/writer; on Emerging Trends in Screenwriting)

Director/Cinematogr apher KV Anand is on the Advisory board. We are talking to Anurag Kashyap, Shankar, and Dibakar Bannerjee, for participation. Ace cinematographer PC Sriram is one of the guests.

Fee & registration: Rs 5000/ for professionals; Rs. 3500/for students, with lunch and evening tea included.

Accommodation for outstation participants is available on IITM campus, with Rs 1125/ for 6 days in hostels. This is apart from the registration fee. Men and women will be accommodated in separate hostels. Accommodation in AC guest houses is available on limited occupancy basis.

THE BANGALORE QUEER FILM FESTIVAL 2010

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, 26-28 February, 2010.

This year’s Bangalore Queer Film Festival 2010 organised by Good As You, Swabhava, WHAQ and Pirat Dykes and associate sponsors UNAIDS will serve as a space for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) concerns to be voiced through the medium of moving images

This year’s edition has grown to include 52 feature, short and documentary films over three days between February 26 and February 28, 2009 including Shamim Sharief’s “The World Unseen”, Maher Sabry’s “All My Life”, Patricia Rozema’s “I’ve Heard The Mermaids Singing”, “Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement” by Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir and more. PVR Pictures will premiere Tom Ford’s Oscar–nominated movie A Single Man at the festival, the film makes its nationwide debut on February 26 at 7:30pm.

Alongside these screenings there will two panel discussions on the right to love after the reading of Section 377 by the Delhi High Court and a collection of  personal and historical presentations by queer women. Performance pieces that use popular film songs and subvert them, a fashion show and poetry and other reading from original work as well as existing queer text. A photo exhibition that explores the theme of queer family, togetherness and intimacy with photographers such as Samantha Box, Sunil Gupta, Diana Esclas and others curated by the South-East Asian photo commune BlindBoys.org.

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Dont miss: film show

ವಿಮುಕ್ತಿ – ಚಿತ್ರ ಪ್ರದರ್ಶನ ಮತ್ತು ಸಂವಾದ

Film show -There was a Queen

Break Through and The Adventurers presents

There was a Queen
on 3rd Feb,
2010 Wednesday, 6.30 p.m.

At
The Adventurers
A Wilderness School
No. 47/48, 59th Cross,
17th A Main,5th Block,
Rajajinagar
Bangalore 560010
phone 23305508

There was a Queen, India
Duration : 105 minutes
Directors : Kavitha Pai, Hansa Thapiyal
synopsis
The film discusses how Women’s engagement with everyday violence has led them to think of issues of secutiry, peace, conflict management and transformation in Kashmir, one of the most critical conflict zones in the world. It highlights the women’s initiatives in Kashmir’s seventeen year conflict in whcih women have been the worst sufferers. From looking into the brave fight many women have put up, to the efforts of others who joined empowerment avenues, the film primarily stresses  how brunt of the struggle is faced by women as mother, Daughter, sister or wife.

Dont miss…

Now playing at Sapna (Majestic)

and Savitha (Malleshwaram) in Bangalore

and

Olympia in Mysore.

ಗುಬ್ಬಚ್ಚಿಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ವಿಮುಕ್ತಿ ಗೆ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ

ಪಿ ಶೇಷಾದ್ರಿ ‘ವಿಮುಕ್ತಿ’ ಚಿತ್ರೀಕರಣದಲ್ಲಿ

ಗುಬ್ಬಚ್ಚಿಗಳು ಚಿತ್ರದಿಂದ

56th National Film Awards announced

ANTAHEEN’ (BENGALI) GETS THE AWARDS FOR BEST FEATURE FILM AND THREE OTHER CATEGORIES
MARATHI FILM ‘JOGVA’ GETS THE MOST AWARDS IN FIVE CATEGORIES
‘AFSPA 1958’ ADJUDGED BEST NON-FEATURE FILM
BOLLYWOOD MELODIES GETS BEST BOOK ON CINEMA AWARD

The 56th National Film Awards for 2008 were announced today. The Juries for Feature Film, Non-Feature Film and for Best Writing on Cinema presented their report to the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smt Ambika Soni today.

As per recommendations of the Jury, Antaheen (Bengali)) was announced the Best Feature Film and also selected for the Award in Best Cinematography, Best Lyrics and Best Female Playback Singer category .

The Best Actor Award goes to Upendra Limaye for his performance in Marathi feature film Jogva. Hariharan gets the Best Male Playback Singer Award and Shreya Ghoshal, the Best Female Playback Singer for Antaheen and Jogva also. The Marathi film was also chosen in Best Film on Social Issues category as also for the Best Music Direction award.

Priyanka Chopra bagged the Best Actress Award for her role in Hindi film ‘Fashion’. Kangana Ranaut is selected for Best Supporting Actress Award also for ‘Fashion’

while Arjun Rampal was adjudged Best Supporting Actor for his role in ‘Rock On’. Sh. Bala would get the award for Best Direction for the Tamil film Naan Kadauul. Hindi film Firaaq is selected for Best Editing and Best Art Direction categories.

‘Little Zizou’ (English, Gujarati) was adjudged the Best Film on Family values. Kannada film Gubbachigalu gets the Best Chilren’s Film Award. Master Shams Patel bagged the Best Child Artist for his role in Hindi film ‘Thanks Maa’. The Special Jury Award goes to Malayalam film ‘Bioscope’ produced by National Film Development Corporation. Neeta Lulla is selected for Best Costume Designer for Hindi film Jodha Akbar. The film Jodha Akbar was also selected in the Best Choreography category.

Eight Films were selected for the ‘Best Feature Film in each of the language specified in the Schedule VIII of the constitution’ category – Best Assamese Film – Mon Jai; Best Bengali Film – Shob Charitro Kalponik; Best Hindi Film – Rock On; Best Kannada Film- Vimukthi; Best Malayalam Film Thirakkatha; Best Marathi Film Harishcnadrachi Factory; Best Tamil Film Vaaranam Airam; Best Telugu Film – 1940 Lokagramam. ‘Land Gold Women’ (Best English Film), Yarwng (Best Kokborok Film) and Gaggara has been selected as the Best Tulu Film in the ‘Best Feature Film in each of the languages Other than those specified in the Schedule VIII of the constitution’ category.

The Feature Film Jury was headed by Shri Shaji N. Karun. Members – Shri Roshan Taneja, Shri H.M. Ramachandra, Ms Nagma, Shri Satyabrata Kalita, Shri Neelakanta, Shri Dilip Ghosh, Shri Swapan Mullick, Shri Sudesh Syal, Shri S.K. Srivastava, Ms Archana, Shri B. Shashi Kumar, Shri Subhash Sehgal, Shri Santosh Desai and Ms Sreelekha Mukherjee were involved in judging the 126 entries for feature film categories for the 56th National Film Awards.
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Tough Enough- german film screening and Stammtisch

Tough Enough , A Film by Detlev Buck , Bangalore
Film Screening and Stammtisch


21.01.2010, 6.15 p.m.
Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan
German with English subtitles

All are welcome!

Learn German – get to know Germany!
“Stammtisch” is typically German and cannot be translated into English.
It can be described as a regular casual get-together. In our case it
means a monthly get-together of our German language course students and
young Germans living in Bangalore. The programme usually begins with
the screening of a German film – with English sub-titles. Then the
action moves to Café Max on the rooftop for interaction and discussion.
The language of communication is German and we hope to encourage
cultural exchange in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Young Michael Polischka wanders lost yet purposefully through the
streets of Neukölln until he enters a police station. Blood clings to
his shoe and he proceeds to tell Police Commissioner Gerber his story.
A story of violence, of crime, of neglect, of the daily routine in
troubled areas, but most of all it is a story of a lost boy in Berlin,
who just wants to be left alone.

Goethe-Institut Bangalore
Max Mueller Bhavan
716, CMH Road
Indiranagar 1st Stage
P.O.B. 5058
Bangalore 560 038, India
phone: +91 80 25205305/06/ 07/08
fax +91 80 25205309
info@bangalore. goethe.org

RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW- contest

The contest is to create a poster for the movie RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW
and to come up with a punch line for the same.

Synopsis:
A movie about the interlocking lives and loves of six characters.
Clearly the forties saw its youth obsessing over nationalism; the
sixties youth did so over Marxist views and the new millennium
showcases a new breed that obsesses over love and career.

This is a film about “Generation – Y” – About how we fall in and out of
love in a country where thousands of people pass by each other every
day, where strangers meet, where relationships come together and fall
apart. The men and women of the story are driven by desire, searching
for love and identity. These new-age kids are in no hurry to settle
down and get married. They love the excitement of the dating game and
the pursuit of a perfect lover and partner, in the underlying hope of
eventually finding true love and happiness.

This is a fast, racy, roller-coaster comedy, which showcases the youth
of our country, like it has never been seen before on screen. It will
be punched with new age music that will resonate throughout the film,
setting the pulse of this fast new generation that lives fearlessly for
only themselves…for the pleasure of the moment – right here, right now.
The film will be an exciting, young and fresh perspective on this fast
growing metropolitan phenomenon… the world of “Generation Right Here,
Right Now”

– The backdrop of the film is Ahmedabad

– Genre: Urban Romantic Comedy

What should be in the poster?
Anything! Let your imagination go on over drive …
Avoid any objectionable concepts (nudity etc) in your poster(s).
Your posters can be images or just art or anything – the whole point is
to keep your eye on this: Can this poster be used in the publicity for
RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW?
Can this poster be put on billboards, in print, in advertisements etc?

What are the specifications of the poster?
The poster should be a jpeg image. The size of the poster should not be
more than 475pixels wide and 500 pixels height.

After you’ve made your poster, mail it to rhrnthefilm@ gmail.com

Subject: ENTRY FOR THE RHRN POSTER CONTEST

last date of submission/entry for this contest?
30th January, 2010 Midnight (Pacific Standard Time)

When will the winner of the contest be announced?
We will announce the winner of the contest by February 15, 2010. We
will select the best entry and perhaps also commend others whose
posters we like

What is the prize for the winner?
1. The concept and design of the winning entry will be used by the
RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW team; the same will be redone professionally, and
will be used as one of the official posters of RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW

2. Opening Credits in the film
3. An internship with our Publicity Design Team

How many posters can I submit?
You can submit as many posters as you want. But each poster should be a
separate entry.

Who can enter this contest?
Anyone and Everyone…
You could be a graphic designer, an artist, some who draws/paints as a
hobby, or someone who just wants to take up the challenge and scribble
a poster out in Photoshop or a Paint/Brush software. Everyone is
eligible to enter this contest.

A film show and discussion on ‘GOYA’

ON 17TH JAN 2010

AT 10.30 AM IN VENKATAPPA ART GALLERY ,

BANGALORE.
ORGANISED BY SANCHALANA

I Am The Change…

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I Am The Change a 2 day film festival will be held in IIM
Ahemdabad campus, Ahemdabad
On 12th-13th January 2010 .

This festival, which is a part of the ‘Dream Big
India’ Event organized by the IIM-A Entrepreneurship Club, will bring
together unique individuals and organizations who are using media for
bringing positive change and transformation. Some unique features of
this festival are:

Film festival: Showcasing short films from ‘I am the change film
project’ and interaction with the filmmakers and changemakers.

Presentations and stalls of Media organizations who are focusing on
innovative ways through which youth can engage in contributing towards
social change.

Workshops will be held for participants on innovative ideas such as
Gift economy, social media entreprenuership, zen & independent
filmmaking, community video etc.

Everyday heroes will share their personal inspiring stories of how
and why they have dedicated their lives for service.

Idea corner: Participants will be able to book room and share their
ideas with others.

Metta Media networking Stall: A multimedia team will be covering the
entire event and will update online network throughout the event. Metta
members will be able to meet and network.

Creative space for Media installations and exhibitions.
Festival is open to all free of charge

The Indian Mystery …. On Indian Art Films

Orient BlackSwan
announces their new publication

“The Essential Mystery: Major Filmmakers of Indian Art Cinema by John W. Hood “
Paperback Price: Rs 595/-
The Book
A comprehensive overview of Indian art cinema, this substantially revised and updated edition takes a critical look at the major filmmakers of the genre. The film directors who form the corpus of this new edition now include among others Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, Adoor Gopalakrishnan, Shyam Benegal, Govindan Aravindan, Aparna Sen, Girish Kasaravalli, Govind Nihalani, Ritwik Ghatak and Buddhadeb Dasgupta.

A final chapter critically examines the works of filmmakers not as prolific as those mentioned earlier—Mani Kaul, Kumar Shahani, Goutam Ghose, Ketan Mehta, Manmohan Mahapatra, Nirad Mahapatra and Shaji Karun. Nevertheless they have in their oeuvre, films marked by their excellence. The detailed filmography at the end of the book is a valuable addition for students and scholars of cinema and film aficionados.

Cut in…. the students festival of TISS

The second Cut.In Students’ Video Festival will be held at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai on the 30 and 31 January 2010.

The festival is being organized by the Centre for Media and Cultural Studies (CMCS), Tata Institute of Social Sciences. CMCS is an independent centre of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, engaged in media teaching, production, research and dissemination.
This national level video festival aims to encourage talent among this group and also to bring them together. The competition is for short documentaries, short films, public service messages and music videos produced between 1 January 2008 to 15 December 2009.
Entries are invited for the following categories:
a) Best Documentary (under 45 min)
b) Best Short fiction (under 45 min)
c) Best Public Service Message (Under 2 min)
d) Music Video (under 6 min)
The festival will feature works by graduate/postgradua te/diploma students all over the country selected by a panel of judges.

Two prizes will be given in each category. The prize consists of a trophy and a citation. In addition there are prizes for Best Camera, Edit and Sound Design.

Entry Form and other details on http://cutinfest. wordpress. com/

Film Workshop

Interested persons can contact
Email: mayflowermh@gmail.com

IFFK -Trivandrum Film Schedule

 

Mrinal Sen Retrospective


  • Calcutta 71 1972/B&W/101’/Bengali
  • In search of famine/Aakaler sandhane 1980/color/115’/Bengali
  • The ruins/Khandhar 1983/color/106’/Hindi
  • This is my land/Aamar bhuban 2002/color/107’/Bengali
  • Mr. Shome/Bhuvan Shome 1969/B&W/96’/Hindi
  • Suddenly one day/ Ekdin achanak 1989/color/105’/Hindi
  • The Confined/Antareen 1993/color/91’/Bengali
  • Ek Din Pratidin / A day like any other 1997/color/95’/Bengali

Arturo Ripstein Retrospective


  • Castle of Purity / El castillo de la pureza Mexico/1974/Colour/116’/Spanish
  • The place without limits/ El lugar sin límites Mexico/1978/110’/ Spanish
  • The Realm of Fortune/ El imperio de la fortuna Mexico/1985/ Colour/ 35mm/135’/ Spanish
  • The beginning and the end/ Principio y fin Mexico/1993/35mm/Colour/188’/Spanish
  • The Queen of the Night/ La reina de la noche Mexico, USA, France/ 1993/ Colour/ 35 mm/ 120’/ Spanish
  • Divine/ El Evangelio De Las Maravillas Mexico, Spain, Argentina/1998/Colour/112’/Spanish
  • The Ruination of Men /La Perdcion de los hombres Mexico/Spain/2000/35mm/B&W/106’/ Spanish

Mikio Naruse Retrospective


  • Her Lonely Lane/Hourou-ki Japan/ B &W / Wide / 1962 / 123 min. / Takarazuka Eiga
  • Husband and Wife Japan /B & W / Standard / 1953 / 87 min / Toho
  • Scattered Clouds Japan/1967/35mm/colour/108’/Japanese
  • The Echo Japan/B & W / Standard/ 1954 / 95 min / Toho
  • Mother Japan/B&W / Standard/ 1952 / 98min / Shin Toho

Jacques Tati Retrospective


  • Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday / Les Vacances de M. Hulot France/1953/ Restored Version /114’/French,English
  • Festival Day/ Jour de fête France/1949/Restored Version/70’/French
  • Play Time France/1967/ Restored Version/155’/French
  • My Uncle/Mon Oncle Italy,France/1958/ Restored Version/117’/French

Contemporary Master in Focus : Raoul Peck


  • Lumumba France, Belgium, Germany/2000/116 Min/Color/French
  • Man by the Shore/L’Homme sur les Quais France/Canada/ Haiti/1993/colour/105’/French
  • Sometimes In April USA/ Rwanda/ 140’/colour/English
  • Lumumba: Death of a Prophet
  • Moloch Tropical United States/ 2009/105’/Color/English, French

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The Fall of the Wall Film Series , Mumbai

28. November – 05. December 2009, 6.30pm
MMB, Goethe Hall
German with englisch subtitles
Entry free

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall the
Goethe-Institut is presenting a series of films, narrative and
documentary features, as well as shorts that portray not only the
historical events but also the conditions before and after November 9,
1989.
Saturday, November 28

Sonnenallee
Regie: Leander Haußmann, Farbe, 94 Min., 1998/99

The film “Sonnenallee” ventures a look back to GDR times – it is not a
maudlin portrayal, but an unabashedly sentimental and fabulously
exaggerated one. It is the story of young people, forbidden music and
dances, and of that special love that changes everything.

Monday, Nov 30
BLACK BOX BRD
Regie: Andres Veiel, Farbe, 100 Min., 2000

An investigation into two contrary, but equally radical lives, both of
which ended through violence: Alfred Herrhausen, chairman of the board
of Deutsche Bank, died in 1989 in a bomb attack presumably planned and
executed by the RAF. Four years later, the suspected RAF terrorist
Wolfgang Grams was to be arrested at Bad Kleinen station, but died in a
hail of bullets. The circumstances surrounding his death were never
fully revealed.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

My Wall (Short films)
Berlin Today Award, Short Film Competition 2009 Regie: 5 Regisseure,
Farbe, 59 Min., 2009

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall in
2009, My Wall was chosen as the creative focus for the sixth edition of
the Berlin Today Award – the short film competition of the Berlinale
Talent Campus.

Wednesday, Dec. 2 & Thu, Dec.3

Deutschlandspiel (Enacted Scenes + Documentary Footage)
1. Teil: Auf die Straße, 2. Teil: Eilig Vaterland!
Regie: Christoph Blumenberg, Farbe, 2 x 90 Min., 2000

In the space of just under a year, from 7 October 1989 to 3 October
1990, the Wall came down in Berlin, the GDR shuffled off the world
stage and the two German states were unified. DEUTSCHLANDSPIEL
reconstructs the story behind the story and shows the conflicts,
discussions and intrigues which were carefully concealed from the
public eye at the time.

Friday, Dec. 4

Nikolaikirche
Director: Frank Beyer, colour, 133 min., 1995

Leipzig 1987: The individual gestures of revolt against the state are
becoming more and more apparent. The Monday prayers in the St. Nicholas
Church are attended by an increasing number of people. The state reacts
by trying to intimidate the people, expulsion from the party and other
repressive measures. On 9 October 1989 the Leipzig citizens achieve a
decisive victory. The head of Leipzig state security declares : “We
have reckoned with many things, but not with candles and prayers !”

Saturday, Dec. 5

Nach dem Fall
Director: Frauke Sandig, colour, 86 min., 1999

Documentary film about the disappearance of the Berlin wall.
Contemporary witnesses include an American historian, a church minister
in Berlin and a Bavarian demolition expert. The common tenor of all
their statements is that the wall and its traces were eradicated too
quickly and too radically with the intention of forgetting the past.
One of the absurd consequences: British homeopathists use pulverized
concrete from the wall to produce a therapeutic agent.

IFFI Film Schedule -Indian Section

 

IFFI – film schedule Foreign Section

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Silversalt Animation Festival

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Kabir Festival

Open Space, in collaboration with
Either Or and Symbiosis Law School,  brings you the
Festival of Kabir in Films, Music & Conversations.

chalohamaradeshThe Kabir Festival is a wonderful opportunity to explore and celebrate the
ideas of inclusion, pluralism, and cultural diversity through a quartet of
four critically-acclaime d films by Shabnam Virmani on the life and work of
the15th century saint-poet, the myriad ways in which Kabir lives on in the
subcontinent, and the relevance of Kabir in a 21st century India that is
being increasingly divided along religion, caste and class lines.

The screenings will culminate in a unique music concert that brings together
some of the finest folk-classical- sufi voices of Kabir — Mukhtiar Ali,
Mahesha Ram and Pt Vijay Sardeshmukh.

Entry for all events is free and on a first-come first-served basis.

The Festival is being brought to Pune by the Kabir Project at Srishti School
of Art, Design and Technology.
About the films
*Chalo Hamara Des: Journeys with Kabir and Friends: A journey in search
of Kabir’s “des ” or country unfolds through the narratives of two people
from two very different countries – dalit folk singer Prahlad Tipaniya and
North American scholar Linda Hess.

Had-Anhad: Journeys with Ram and Kabir- Delves into the heart of
divisive Hindu-Muslim politics of religion and nationalism, probing the
forces of history that have created disputatiously diverse Rams, while also
spawning many Kabirs.

Koi Sunta Hai: Journeys with Kumar and Kabir- Interweaves the oral folk
traditions of Kabir in central India with the intensely personal narrative
of the late classical singer Kumar Gandharva. The film journeys between folk
and classical music, between rural and urban expressions of Kabir.

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CMS VATAVARAN -Awards

cms awardGreen Salute’: Indian and International Awards to the Green Filmmakers and Journalists

India’s premier environment and wildlife film festival CMS VATAVARAN successfully culminated with a glittering award ceremony on October 30 at IHC, New Delhi . There were 25 awards in 15 Indian categories and 10 awards in nine international categories. The eminent guests that were present during the award night include noted filmmaker Mr Mahesh Bhatt, Magsaysay award winner Rajender Singh, H.E Mr Bob Hiensch, Ambassador of the Netherlands to India, Mr Jahnu Baruah, director and chairperson of CMS VATAVARAN 2009 jury, Dr N Bhaskara Rao, Chairman CMS and PN Vasanti, director CMS. The welcome speech was given by Dr. Bhaskara Rao, Chairman, CMS. Mahesh Bhatt, appreciated and congratulated CMS for its persistent efforts to create awareness on environmental issues and said that this year the festival was grander in comparison to last year. This year awardees are:

CMS-UNEP Prithvi Ratna Award

Krishnendu Bose

“for his sustained and concerted efforts towards enhancing people’s understanding and spreading awareness on diverse environmental issues through films and documentaries ”

Environmental Journalist Award (Print)

Aarti Dhar, The Hindu

“for ensuring that regional, national and global environmental issues get effectively highlighted and disseminated through her thought provoking and insightful stories”

TVE AP Environmental Journalist Award (Electronic)

Pierre Fitter, NEWSX

“for his insightful, analytical and fact finding stories focusing on diverse issues related to environment and climate change”

Indian category awards

  • 25 awards in 15 Indian categories were presented in the award night.
  • Best of the Festival Award was given to ‘Deeply Superficial’ by Vineet Raj Bagga.

International category awards

  • Best of the festival award went to ‘The Soul of Water’ by Kurt Skoog. The film also won the ‘Water for all Award’ in the international category.

CALL FOR ENTRIES-Karim Nagar Doc Festival

The FOURTH annual

NATIONAL SHORT AND DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2010

ORGANISED BY

KARIMNAGAR FILM SOCIETY

(AFFILIATED TO FEDERATION OF FILM SOCITIES OF INDIA)

karimnagar

seeks documentaries, short films of any length and format for our 2010 festival taking place in JANUARY 28-31,2010 at KARIMNAGAR, ANDHRA PRADESH.

Festival consists of  competitive section for the PALAPITTA  AWARDS (INDIA ROLLER) for

4th NATIONAL SHORT AND DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2010

In the competitive section two PALAPITTA AWARDS for the short and documentary films separately. Winners will be presented Rs.10, 000=00(Rupees ten thousand), Shawl, Memento and a citation as first prize and Rs5000.00 (Rupees five thousand) Shawl, Memento and a citation as second prize for the two categories separately..

LAST DATE :  31 DECEMBER 2009

 

Samudaya Film Festival-Don’t Miss it

Schedule

  FILM FESTIVAL SCHEHDULE

GW international documentary fellowships

the documentary center

GW Documentary felllowship is an innovative program at The George Washington University to bring the work of emerging international documentary filmmakers to the world stage .  Twenty selected film makers  will be invited to participate this year.

The program, part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ School of Media and Public Affairs, is designed for filmmakers from countries in which the traditional public or private infrastructure for the production and distribution of documentaries does not currently exist. The fellowship encourages the artistic and technical development of filmmakers, heightens the awareness of their work with program executives from the United States and other Western broadcast outlets and fosters an international dialogue to enhance non-fiction filmmaking throughout the world.

Those selected will make two films on location in Washington, D.C., and New York City using the advanced video technology housed at The Documentary Center. Fellows will meet with top U.S. broadcast executives and will share their work with filmmakers across the U.S. In addition, this year’s program will feature a “Teacher Engagement Project” to encourage area secondary school teachers to use international documentaries in their classes. There also will be opportunities for the public to interact with the filmmakers through programs and events throughout the fellowship period.

Please visit The Documentary Center for application information and more on the Fellowship.  The application deadline is December 4, 2009.For more information about GW’s School of Media and Public Affairs, visit http://www.smpa.gwu.edu.

docedge-10 workshop

docedge

Asian Documentary Forum
The 7th edition of docedge International Documentary Workshop

will take place from 12th to 17th of January, 2010

at the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute, Kolkata, India.
This edition of docedge aims to create a platform for intense dialogue on Asian socio-political reality as seen and interpreted by filmmakers through this 3rd Asian Documentary Forum.

The authors will present their new documentary ideas for feedback, input, guidance and possible fund/co-pro support. The workshop includes three days of tutoring and two days of pitching session with a panel of international commissioning editors. Maximum of 24 projects will be critically discussed, tutored and finally pitched to the distinguished panel. A team of internationally acknowledged professionals will train filmmakers through project development clinics and pitch labs in a warm and caring environment where you further improve your ideas and visual pitch.
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The last date of submission of projects for consideration is 10th November 2009.

Please log on to www.docedge.org for online application and further details.

Meat the truth- Indian premiere

meatthetruth

watch the Indian premiere of ‘Meat The Truth’ on October 24th,

on the day of the International day of Climate Action at

CED (Centre for Education and Documentation)

in association with IYCN (Indian Youth Climate Network), FIAPO (Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations) , and 350.org

Time : 5:15 pm onwards
Location : CED (Centre for Education and Documentation)
Street: No.7, 8th main, 3rd phase, Domlur 2nd stage, Bangalore- 560071
Ph. 25353397

Films and Docs – BULLETIN October 2009

1.   Call for casting: Experimental/ Fiction short film

2.   Call for submission: 60th Berlin International Film Festival – 
Shorts

3.  Call for submission: 60th Berlin International Film Festival – 
Generation

4.   Call for submission: Slamdance Film Festival

5.  Call for submission: Phoenix Film Festival


1.   Call for casting: Experimental/ Fiction short film

The Royal Film Commission – JordanRifqi Assaf – Seven Eight Filmmaking 
with the cooperation of RFC is working on a new Experimental/ Fiction 
short film production with a new with a new promising director.

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Supermen of Malegaon at Shanthi Nagar

malegoan poster